Thomas St Lawrence, 1st Earl of Howth (10 May 1730 - 29 September 1801) was Anglo-Irish peer and lawyer.
Howth was the son of William St Lawrence, 14th Baron Howth and Lucy Gorges, daughter of General Richard Gorges and his wife Nichola Sophia Hamilton.He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
William St Lawrence, 14th Baron Howth (1688-1748) was an Irish peer and politician, who enjoyed the friendship of Jonathan Swift.
On 4 April 1748, he succeeded to his father's barony. In 1776, the Crown granted Howth a yearly pension of £500 in consideration of his own and his ancestors' services. He was a trained barrister, and was elected as a Bencher of King's Inns in Dublin in 1767. On 3 September that same year he was created Earl of Howth and Viscount St Lawrence, both in the Peerage of Ireland.He was made a member of the Privy Council of Ireland in 1768.
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